An Enchanting Surprise!

Framing Flowers & Birds

I hope you all had wonderful Christmas and New Year celebrations.  Happy New Year! My Parents liked “Flowers & Birds.” I can finally share pictures of it framed.

 Finish, Ready for framing:


First it was washed and ironed!:

Birds & Flowers Framed:

 
The frame was modified. Originally the pattern was much more solid looking, but I brushed some white acrylic over the top to soften the effect. A second matt was cut using really thick card which had a pearlescent sheen to it. The second matt ended up having to be wider than anticipated because I stitched out to a template but didn't factor shrinkage in… and the piece did shrink slightly when washed and ironed.

An Enchanting Surprise

I woke up Christmas morning to find a RAK (random act of kindness) from the lovely Sandra Popek! She is such a generous lady and it was an awesome Christmas surprise! She sent me Josephine Wall’s Enchanted Manor. I am stitching the Birds & Rainbow section of the Chart only (upper left hand corner).  I will have some progress to show soon.



Wishing everyone all the best for 2016, make it a good one!


Comments

  1. What a beautiful frame to compliment your project. The end result is lovely!

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad it turned out well!

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  2. Your stitching and framing are lovely - great job!

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  3. Beautiful stitching and framing!!
    Happy New Year

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    1. Thanks Ingrid! Hopefully 2016 will be a productive stitching year :)

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  4. Beautiful finish and great chart! I got a Christmas surprise as well lol raks are so much fun!

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    1. Thanks Heather! They are fun! I did see your lovely Snow Falling Chart, it's gorgeous ;)

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  5. You've framed your piece very nicely indeed and no-one would ever know you enlarged the pattern slightly. What a clever girl you are! :)

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    1. Thank you Rachel! The modification did help it to fit the frame so much better, I'm happy I went ahead with it :)

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  6. It's so beautiful!! looks amazing with the frame... Great job Megan
    Have a great new year :)

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